Sunday, November 22, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 22, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas 5V downs Canyon in consolation See Page 13A New Braunfels 227 New Texas 78130 DSPS 377880 5126259144 Zeitung Sunday November 1987 50 Cents Three 48 Pages Please excuse Rose Marie Sliwa if she takes a second look around before stepping into the walkin freezer at the gourmet shop she and her husband Wolfgang own Europa Fine Foods She probably Just wants to make sure somebody else Is around before going in You last week Rose Marie walked in only to discover she couldnt get out The door to the deepfreeze had trapping her Wolfgang was there and he quickly freed her but otherwise unharmed Now I know how the Chicken Cordon Bleu said Rose Marie Is that Bleu or Harold goofed In Fridays Stammlisch he referred to Maureen as president of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Silly Harold We all know John Wilhelrn is president and Lyle is the ex ecutive director Harold got excited about the Chambers planned Christmas beginning with the inaugural lighting of a foot Christmas tretat 7 p m on Dec 9 at the chamber followed Dec 12 by a parade down FM 2673 starting at II a m ho Also at Canyon the fourth annual Christmas Parade of Lights featuring boats of the Texas Yacht Club decorated with will be held Dec 12 They expect about 25 boats will be in the ac cording to Mike TexasYacht Club parade chairman The boats will begin the parade at 6 30 p m at the Canyon Lake Dam proceeding south down the middle of the lake and turning into major coves to be visible to the public Persons at either Comal fa nyon or Cranes Mill Parks will have a good view of the boats Both power and sail boats will wiih the parade being done under engine power It takes the procession about two hours to go from the dam to Cranes Mill Manna This will be our fourth parade in what has become a Christmas tradi tton on Canyon Lake aid Cantu Wlthoff Its a great experience for the enlire family All members of the McKcnna Memorial Hospital Auxiliary who are available are asked to assist with the holiday decorating on Dec 3 at 1 p m Volunteers will meet in the main lobby An orientation ses sion will be conducted for all aux llians by Maria director o on Dec 4 at lu a m in the Garta Street classroom A final the benefit per formance of Billy Gals in is at Walnut 6 Theater at 5 and 7 p m for 50 for with children under 12 admitted frit New Braunfels own Robert Nowotny brought the motion picture to town to help raise money for the Texas Lions Camp for Crippled Children See Page 2A Keep tot umbrella bandy because there Is a 20 percent chance of showers this after noon with gusUog from 15 to 30 To days high will be near Tonight will be fair with late night and early morning cloudiness and a low of about Monday will be cloudy in the rooming twrlng partly cloudy by the afternoon with a high in the upper Things will coo down by about Wednesday as lows drop to the lower 40s ami daytime highs In One match short The New Braunfels Unicorns became the second best Class 4A volleyball team in The Unicorns were defeated by Pecos in the finals Saturday at Toney Burger Center in The Unicorns reached the finals with an 17 win over Whitehouse on Pictured above are Krista Wright kneeling and Rachel both of whom were named to the AllTournament teamFor more details of the matches please turn to page Photo by Deryl Clarks Bond collection practice approved by court system By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer A courtapproved practice of col lecting less than face value for forfeited bonds has been used in Comal County in recent Book keeping problems and unpaid bond judgments brought about the said the district District Attorney Bill Schroeder said Friday that only a third of forfeited bonds were collected over a period of about four years Schroeder said there was never any secrecy concerning the practice of collecting less than full value for the bonds which is allowed by state law with a judges approval The district attorneys statement was echoed by assistant prosecutor Bruce Boyer In the past lo Schroeder has been on the defensive over his handl ing of a fatal hitandrun accident and now must answer charges that deals have been made with local bondsmen According to district court and county auditing some in posted bonds had been forfeited over a fouryear period beginning in Records indicate the District Clerks office collected about of that It is pure normal Schroeder said Friday Its allowed by the state code of law as long as a judge signs the agree We were trying to get monies for the county with the least amount of difficulties Problems still exist in making refunds to individuals who posted bonds but who were not indicted or whose cases were Of the approximately some was defined as refun Schroeder said the program was offered and applied uniformly to all bonding Boyer said a San Antonio television station report last week on the coun tys bond account program did not present a full account of the Schroeder declined to give a reporter an oncamera They made it sound like there is a bunch of money unaccounted for and floating said There is no secrecy about this it has been well Its like any lawsuit where you have a You try to settle it and get what you Its like a bird in the The bookkeeping errors forfeited bonds not docketed and refunds unpaid reportedly oc curred during the tenure of former District Clerk Hazel Current District Clerk Margaret Herbrich is researching the bond ac count and is seeking to have the monies transferred to the countys general None of this money was received during my term of When I came in I asked to have an audit per said the firstyear I was assured my books were in See Page2A Fatality sparks safety warnings BY DAVID MAY Staff Writer In the wake of las weeks fatal mobile home New Braunfels fire officials are offering suggestions and tips to help make the cool winter months safe Clothing coming in contact with a space heater was blamed for a fire that swept through an east side mobile home trailer Nov killing a earold man ami injuring another Both men were asleep at the time of the earh morning A smoke detector was not in something fire officials said might have saved a mans life Purchasing a smoke clean ing chimney and wood stove flue keeping combustible materials clear of heaters and check ing gasfed and electrical units for leaks and bad wiring can prevent w inter disaster These are things you can do and if you seek reputable appliance or maintainance people for said Fire Marshal Elroy These are things that are not Its just like buy ing an insurance Both Friesenhahn and Fire Chief Phil Baker urge proper care and operation of heaters and fireplaces and highly recommend cleaning and inspecting heating units before seasonal use Its not unusual to have a rash of chimney and flue fires and smoke Baker said concerning use of stoves and At the begining of you need to be sure filters and heating elements are cleaned and Local fire officials have long touted area citizens as fire Tips for safe operation of various heating appliances and units are provided SO carrying safer nightsticks By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The Comal County Sheriffs Department still speaks softly and carries a big but new sticks issued last week now give deputies a Ixlter way to deal with violent in dividuals This is a significant upgrade of our said County At torney Hill Heimer of the sheriffs department acquisition of new night sticks considered to be a more effec tive defensive weapon than the sticks previously carried by Kemiers office paid for the new weapons for each county deputy out of the countys hotcheck County deputies underwent train ing last week and have been certified to carry the new night which can be used more effectively against aggressive Its a more defensive than offen sive weapon Its a significant step forward lor safety for the county and the citizens and it makes the county safer from lawsuits They are moder nizing the department and upgrading Reimer adding that using the new weapons could help protect the county from charges of He said the weapons will give law enforcement officers a lower profile while dealing with potentially violent The new Monad nock are approved by the FBI and are now the only authorized baton in the county sheriffs depart The new sticks can be used to block blows and can be used to put people in restraint without hitting the county attorney This weapon is making officers able to respond to attacks in a less escalating they would have had to draw a Brian chief deputy for the sheriffs called the weapons a new step between the mouth and the He added that below by the New Braunfels fire department Fireplaces and Wood Stoves When installing wood make sure there is at least a 3foot clearance from walls or combustible Check for adequate pipe insulation and see that pipes are kept short and check to see that pipe sleeves are tight and secure through walls and Do not use gas or kerosene to start fireplaces or Vapors Burn dry wood small amounts of paper or approved kits are good for starting your Ensure that pipes and flues are cleaned and free of carbon buildup prior to start of a new Check for holes or mortar On do not use without a screen or spark arrester in See Page2A Bond package needed to accommodate growth The 12 bond election called by the New Braunfels 1SD board of trustees is about one basic thing classrooms for Citing growth and the ratio mandated by House Bill trustees called the election to provide classrooms need ed to meet educational Superintendent Charles Bradberry said the bond package is a shortterm We are not building for projected the students are here said He added the district will need 12 additional classrooms for the 198889 school HB 72 has required Texas school districts to implement a pupil teacher ratio for all first and second grade In September the ratio will also be required for grades three and To comply with these six additional classes will be needed at Carl Schurz Elementary and four more will be needed at Seele Elemen Now all but one classroom in the district are The classroom is at Carl Schurz This legislation has created a need for additional classrooms not only in New Braunfels but also in districts across the Situated in the Golden New Braunfels is considered a grow ing As businesses have Pa9e2A Comal County Sheriffs Deputy Ricky Alvarez takes a defensive stance against a wouldbe aggressor as he demonstrates one of the uses of the sheriffs departments new night sticks which are more effective against Photo by Deryl the new weapons give officers a con trol 1 the key to it is that its for defensive and control John The weapon can block blows and maneuver someone into a restrained position without injuring the ag A handle on the side of the stick makes it more useful than the old night sticks that could be used to block but were too often used to hit John The old ones i night sticks werent used very much because they could be so You could break an arm With the officer can protect himself See Page 2A Cheer Fund needs contributions If youre wondering how you are going to feed your family this holi day take just a minute to think about those less fortunate than yourself and consider help ing the Cheer The HeraldZeitung along with the Na tional Guard and Community Ser vice Center each year sponsor the annual drive to provide Christmas dinners for needy families in the New Braunfels Although it is more difficult for the public to it is more important because there are more families in need in the communi ty This the annual Cheer Fund began with a balance of Last the fund started with a balance of and through the generous dona tions of residents met toe goal to teed 200 The goal again in 1887 is to pro vide Christmas dinners for 200 families in the area who might not otherwise be able to enjoy a holi day So that means that more than must be col lected before Contributions of nonperishable food items also are being accepted at the newspaper The HeraldZeitung will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund ea9h Contribu tions are taxdeductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 New Texas For more informa tion or to arrange for pickup of call Carol Avery at 625 Making donations Friday were Alfred and Pat three bags of canned goods Ramiro and fis and Ellen canned